This gesture will now be the thing to beat when it comes to birthday gifts! For his daughter’s 8th birthday this dad built a simulation similar to Disneyland’s Star Tours in their garage! Complete with visuals, a fun VR ride, and Han Solo himself, the whole thing is awesome!
Check out the video below of this super cool adventure.
Wow, they even had Solo protect them from Darth Vader! I bet they will remember that experience for the rest of their lives. Talk about a thoughtful gift – it’s like they were part of the Star Wars action! Is this what you would wish for for one of your childhood birthdays? Of maybe even your next birthday – who knows! From the exhilirating space ride to the encounter with Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader, these kids sure have a lot to brag about!
The creators of the attraction and video go into detail about the process:
It’s the original 1987 version of Star Tours featuring the glorious Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) as the rookie pilot Capt. Rex. It’s his first flight and he’s still getting used to his programming.
Back in the fall of 2019 my daughter Indy requested a Disneyland themed party at our house for her birthday in April. We built a couple of attractions for it but due to Covid when her birthday came around we have to shelve everything and postpone the party until 2021.
This past April, a full year and a half after she made the initial request we were finally able to do Disneyland at home for Indy’s birthday. This is the Star Tours portion of the party.
It is amazing to see the creativity people use to entertain their loved ones! What will people come up with next? If there’s one positive thing that has come out of the pandemic, it’s our own use of creation for others. Imagine the hours of hard work this must have taken – but it was totally worth it! If you found this article interesting, check out this one on how LEGO is celebrating Pride month!